Island peak climbing is an enormously popular climbing trip in Nepal. The approach trek to the peak is thIsland Peak climbing, Guide by world renown Sherpas, alpine climbingrough beuatiful Gokyo valley .With a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, we follow the Dudh Koshi river valley, acclimatise on day in the Sherpa town of Namche Bazzar and head for the pristine Gokyo lake. We enjoy the climb to famous Gokyo Ri which commands one of the finest views of Everest , Cho Oyu and other mountains, cross the Cho La pass, enjoy yet another grand view, and descend to Dingboche. From Dingboche we start the preparation for our Island peak climbing.
An alternative and equally popular approach is first visiting Everest base camp or the Kalapattar and trekking back to Dingboche. With Everest base camp and Island peak climbing combined, it is one of the most enjoyable adventure tour imaginable.
Island peak, 6189m , is actually an extension of Lhotse Shar, and is located between the Lhotse and Imja glaciers.We attempt along the standard route. Though the summit can be reached on a single day we make use of a high camp on its south west ridge to ensure the success. The climb involves one steep and exposed 100 m ice climb, otherwise it is a non technical snow climb. The climb also offers fabulous view of the Khumbu region and the Chhukung valley. From the summit you can enjoy the huge south face of Lhotse and the peak of Amadablam.
Island Peak Climbing in Nepal Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Guided tour in Kathmandu, preparation for trek
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole
Day 08: Dole to Machhermo
Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 10: Climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), trek to Chhugyuma
Day 11: Cross Cho La (5420m) to Dzongla
Day 12: Dzongla to Chhukung
Day 13: Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp climb to high camp
Day 14: Ascent of Island Peak (6189m) and return to Base Camp
Day 15: Extra day for weather, rest etc
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche
Day 17: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 20: Shopping, rest in Kathmandu. farewell Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural show.
Day 21: Transfer from hotel to airport, fly home